68.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
By the end of 2017, 68.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. That was an increase of 2.9 million people over the previous year, and the world’s forcibly displaced population remained at a record high. This includes:
New displacement remains very high. One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence. That’s 30 people who are newly displaced every minute.
1 in every 110 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee.
Approximate equivalent to the entire population of France.
of refugees come from just five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.
Primary, Secondary and Higher Education:
Number of refugee school-age children not in school.